ABOUT

Our story

TDRN UK began as a result of the ‘Tap Dance Research Symposium’ coordinated by Jess Murray to address an identified lack of peer review and support for Tap Dance researchers in the UK. The symposium took place in May 2019 at De Montfort University in Leicester where Jess is undertaking a practice research Ph.D. 

Our initial Steering team form in May 2019 included Jess Murray, Sally Crawford-Shepherd, Annette Walker, Trish Melton, Deborah Norris and Karen Wood with Junior Laniyan, Lee Payne and Nathan James joining in June 2020.

Our Team

Jess Murray MA (Dist) Ph.D Researcher

Jess Murray MA (Dist) Ph.D Researcher

Dr. Karen Wood

Dr. Karen Wood

Dr. Sally Crawford-Shepherd

Dr. Sally Crawford-Shepherd

Lee Payne

Lee Payne

Annette Walker MA Bsc (Hons) DipHE

Annette Walker MA Bsc (Hons) DipHE

Dr. Trish Melton

Dr. Trish Melton

Ademola Junior Lanıyan

Ademola Junior Lanıyan

Deborah Norris BA Hons MA FHEA AISTD

Deborah Norris BA Hons MA FHEA AISTD